Many believe Jesus to be the world’s Redeemer; but is he your Redeemer? Is he your personal Savior?
Until the truth is brought into the soul-sanctuary, exploring, searching out the defiling things which spoil the life and character, that soul will never see the kingdom of God. For “the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
Let this prayer ascend to God: “Impress thine own image upon my soul.” And the spiritual eye can behold the glory of the character of Christ.
The eyes of the understanding must be enlightened, and heart and mind brought into harmony with God, who is truth. He who beholds Jesus with the eye of faith sees no glory in himself; for the glory of the Redeemer is reflected into the mind and heart.
Grasping the rich promises of faith, he becomes a partaker of the divine nature. His heart being emptied of self, the waters of life flow in, and the glory of the Lord shines forth. Perpetually looking unto Jesus, the human is assimilated by the divine. The believer is changed into his likeness.
Being justified by Christ, the receiver of truth is constrained to make an entire surrender to God, and is admitted into the school of Christ, that he may learn of him who is meek and lowly of heart. A knowledge of the love of God is shed abroad in his heart. He exclaims, O, what love! What condescension!
“We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image...by the Spirit of the Lord.”
It is the spiritual eye that discerns this glory. It is veiled, shrouded in mystery, until the Holy Spirit imparts this discernment to the soul. The reason of the natural man may seek to discern it, his intellect may think to comprehend it, but neither can behold it...until God communicates light to the soul.
Pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ will give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him.
Bring the truth into the soul-sanctuary to search out the defiling things which spoil your life and character.
Pray, “Impress Your own image upon my soul.” Behold the glory of the character of Christ with your spiritual eye.
Grasp the rich promises of faith, empty your heart of self and become a partaker of the divine nature. Make an entire surrender to God.